Bentoya

4.1
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34 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese

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We started our journey back in the Kitchen of our sharing flat. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing. Our first pot of sushi rice was horrible. My lips puckered, everything was sour and sticky and I wanted to give up (and throw up) right then and there. But, I decided to give it a few more tries. And I found a love and passion I never knew before. My friends and family absolutely loved the flavors I came up with and soon, an idea sprouted in my head: To open my own restaurant. You see, not only do I love sushi, but I also adore food. Finding fresh and local produce and turning into a culinary masterpiece means just as much to me as creating a fantastic sushi. That’s how this wonderful idea came to be. And I couldn’t be happier making good sushi and offering fantastic food.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.3
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3.8
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3.7
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4.3
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Paul
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic selection, quick and friendly service, good value and very good sake!

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vipIn2cuisine
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was not heated very well and was almost cold if I was the service was slow. It seemed that priority was given to the takeaway service. I would not recommend anyone to go here

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and well priced drink. Really could not have asked for more. Cash only is a small issue.

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GilesH
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice spot; great sushi, menu has lots of variety, and very good value. Casual vibe.

Only downside was delivery drivers coming and going all the time.

Try the miso aubergine; it's delicious.

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Kirstie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was well-timed and friendly, delicious food and very affordable!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, really good food and great value. Don’t visit Edinburgh without going to Bentoya!

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vipkirstfoodie
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love Bentoya. Quick and tasty food. Slightly chilly day we visited but think it was delivery day!

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Ian89
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Great meal and service however the endless amount of deliveroos hovering around the tables and bar was a little annoying. Also created a cold draft every 5 minutes from going in and out.

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lamiller
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Cheap & cheerful but found it hard to see past the dirty menus & slippery greasy floor :/

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LucyT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often visit Bentoya, and this time came along with friends who hadn't been before. As always the sushi was fantastic, and great value.

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asdfg1
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was appalling, food took more than an hour and then arrived cold, staff rude and unhelpful. Very disappointing from what used to be my favourite restaurant. Deliveroo/Takeaway orders obviously the problem. Won't be returning.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You can only pay Cash. Despite of that, happy with the place and the menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was awful. The service was terrible and the staff were aloof and very slow. The aubergine stater was good but everything else we had was unnecessary greasy or oily and my husband wasn't well afterwards. It just didn't seem very clean either. I’m afraid I would not recommend anyone go there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were very careful with my food allergy and the food was well presented and made.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Its a place for younger public. We was arround 50 but it did work fine annyway. The decor is very simple but works.
For us it was a local resturang that serve ok food to a ok money. The food was fresh and you get gorged :)
Lasse from Sweden

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at Bentoya is amazing.
The best thing for me about this place is that they do not have only sushi and the more common food you find normally in a Japanese restaurant,there also plenty of traditional Japan dishes.

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Forgot one of our starters but happily took it off the bill at the end, very cramped, could not get out without knocking tables on both sides and the tables were too small for all of the food.

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Dileas62
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This was a bit of a Morecambe & Wise dinner: all the right food, but not necessarily in the right order. I waited to last to get my starter - delicious sashimi by the way- when all the others at the table had finished theirs, and then almost simultaneously my main arrived. They stared as I ate. BYOB is a good idea and adds value for the diner, but i didn’t think the staff were attentive and seemed clueless as to organisation and friendliness - happier to chat amongst themselves.

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Nmes12
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at very reasonable prices. Friendly staff and overall a nice, relaxed vibe. Will definitely be going back!

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Chloe
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was not good. We ordered Kaiso salad but it didn’t come. We found the item was still in the bill and asked the waiter to cancel it. He agreed without any hesitation. It seemed to me that they were aware of this but still put it in the bill deliberately. Food was just ok. Won’t recommend.

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Maria
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Sushi rolls were bad. There were too many sauces, didn’t like them at all. Sashimi was fresh though, and cooked food was fine. However I went there mainly for sushi so was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is the third visit to Bentoya and we will be back. The food is great, the price reasonable for the quality and the service pretty good too.

My only gripe this time round was the cold draft. We were seated in the front half of the restaurant so every time the door opened we got an icy blast. One table were quick off the mark and moved over to the window to get out of the draft.

When the warmer weather appears it will go back to being a great space to eat.

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AHMED
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Highly recommend everyone to at least try once.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Apart from bringing the wrong dish ,food was of a good standard and tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pleasant evening out - relaxed place with no pressure to rush us out. On the down side restaurant failed to find my booking but fortunately had a spare table.; service was a little slow but as we were in no rush this was not a problem. Food was very tasty.

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IanGEdinburgh
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food in this restaurant is very nice. The experience was ruined by the service that was rushed. We were half an hour early but easily accommodated. I can only imagine how the service would have been if we were on time.
An example of the hurried service was when we asked to see the desserts and were presented with the bill ???
All the staff seemed more determined to go home than serve. Not only us but the table next to us were having the same problem.
It ruined the experience but there are plenty of other sushi restaurants in Edinburgh for us to try.

JP
JessicaP
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The bento boxes are filling with a nice selection to choose from. The veggie was nice but the 3 small spring rolls that come with it aren't good. Try the mochi icecream after :)

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JacquelineG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my first visit to Bentoya and it was lovely especially the food which was top notch. Will be back again no hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great selection of sushi. Very much enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and affordable quality Japanese food.

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Rofi
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Fantastic food at a really reasonable price. We had to sit downstairs because there was a massive group upstairs but the servers were still attentive and timely. Book in advance to be sure you get a seat because you don't want to miss out!

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lovefood
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good menu choices and food was really tasty, we both loved it and will be heading back soon

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vipnat1
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum!! This was delicious sushi :-)

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Bentoya does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bentoya is rated 4.1 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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